Friday, August 5, 2011

A Message from Gov. Rick Perry

In This Issue
• A Message from Gov. Rick Perry
• How to Register
• Host a Live Stream Event
• Lots More Information!
• A Word from Joel Rosenberg
• A Special Prayer Request
• In Closing

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A Message from Gov. Rick Perry

Friday, August 5, 2011

THE RESPONSE: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis

Fellow Americans,

Right now, America is in crisis: we have been besieged by financial debt, terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters. As a nation, we must come together and call upon Jesus to guide us through unprecedented struggles, and thank Him for the blessings of freedom we so richly enjoy.

Some problems are beyond our power to solve, and according to the Book of Joel, Chapter 2, this historic hour demands a historic response. Therefore, on August 6, thousands will gather to pray for a historic breakthrough for our country and a renewed sense of moral purpose.

I sincerely hope you'll join me in Houston on August 6th and take your place in Reliant Stadium with praying people asking God's forgiveness, wisdom and provision for our state and nation. There is hope for America. It lies in heaven, and we will find it on our knees.

Rick Perry, Governor
State of Texas

How to Register

Free Registration to Attend this Event tomorrow at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas is required. To register, go here.

Host a Live Stream Event


Host a Live Stream Event!!

To learn how YOU can host a live stream event to join forces with THE EVENT in Houston, go here.

Also, please know that LIVE STREAMING will be available at beginning at 9 am CT on August 6th.

Lots More Information!

We want to thank Alice Patterson, Justice at the Gate, for creating an additional website for you, with lots more information about The Response.

This information includes: answers to questions about the Response; how to get there; where to park, and much, much more.

Whether you can actually attend The Response tomorrow in Houston, or will be joining in fasting and prayer from home, please visit this site at

or . . . go here.
Thank you!!

A Word from Joel Rosenberg


"On Saturday, we need to stop everything we're doing--stop working, playing, entertaining ourselves, texting, emailing, Facebooking, eating--and just spend it with the Lord in prayer for our country."

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Denver, Colorado, August 5, 2011) -- Here's one sobering headline that caught my eye this morning: "Global stocks tumble amid recession fears: Market panic spreads across globe as investors fear double-dip recession." Here's another: "Dow's losing streak now in ninth day; Dow's losing streak unmatched since 1978."

U.S. and global markets have been severely rattled in recent weeks by the inability or unwillingness of politicians in Washington to make the truly serious and dramatic reforms necessary to move our country back from the brink of bankruptcy. Our national debt now equals 100% of our GDP. America hasn't faced a debt crisis this serious since we were fighting for our lives against the Nazis in World War II. Meanwhile, millions of Americans remain out of work. Millions are losing their homes. Nearly 46 million Americans are now on government food stamps. No wonder a stunning 73% of Americans say our country is on the "wrong track."

America is in trouble, morally, spiritually and financially. Yet no one seems to have any answers. The politicians seem clueless. The media certainly doesn't have any answers. Academia seems more out of touch than ever. Sadly, far too many Church leaders are asleep, as well -- or too timid, or drifting off course spiritually and theologically - just at the time they could and should be powerfully proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ as the only real hope of mankind. God hasn't failed us. We have failed God. Christ is ready to come help us, care for us, get us back on the right track, if we would only turn to Him en masse. The Church's job is to be a light to the nations, ours and the world. But too much of the Church is sleeping. We need a wake up call.

America needs a revival -- a dramatic spiritual renewal like the "Great Awakening" of the early 1700s, and the "Second Great Awakening" of the mid-1800s. But such a revival has to begin first and foremost with the Church waking up and asking the Lord to purify us, heal us, and re-inspire us with the life-changing truths of His Word. Only then can we truly love our neighbors with Christ's love and be a blessing to our country in a time of severe crisis.

Today, I'm flying to Houston to participate in tomorrow's day of prayer & fasting for our country. The event was called by Texas Governor Rick Perry. It's based on the Book of Joel. And despite enormous opposition from liberal groups and atheist organizations, I believe this is exactly what we need right now. We need to take a day out from our normal lives and stop everything we're doing -- stop working, playing, entertaining ourselves, texting, emailing, Facebooking, eating -- and just spend it with the Lord. In His Word. With His people. In praise and worship. In prayer and fasting. Asking Him to show mercy to us . . . before it's too late.

If you're anywhere near Reliant Stadium in Houston tomorrow, I hope you'll join us. If not, may I encourage you to take time out of your busy schedules to pray and fast tomorrow for a true, deep and powerful revival in America, beginning in the Church?

"'Yet even now,' declares the Lord, 'return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping, and mourning; and rend your heart and not your garments.' Now return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness and relenting of evil. Who knows whether He will not turn and relent and leave a blessing behind Him?" (Joel 2:12-14)

A Special Prayer Request

A Special Prayer Request from Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

Dear Saints,

We have had a burden in recent days to pray for the protection of everyone who will be at Reliant Stadium tomorrow.

On this very solemn occasion, we want to see all who attend to be kept safe throughout the day from any possible danger.

Please join us now in offering this short prayer before our Lord:

"Father God,

We come before Your Throne of Grace, humbly bowing before You, our King of Kings and our Lord of Lords.

We thank You that nothing is too difficult for You, and that You are well able to watch over us and to keep us from harm.

Lord God, as the thousands of saints come before you in humility at The Response, we ask first that You would hear their cry, and ours. We thank You for the promise of Your word, which does not return void, for it is written:

"No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me," Says the LORD." (Isaiah 54:17) Amen.

In Closing

Unlike Joel Rosenberg, the LORD has not released us to personally attend The Response in Houston, but instead to remain on watch with you here in Washington.

We wish to honor and thank the many thousands of you who WILL be attending this solemn assembly, including the following leaders in the Body of Christ:

-- Mrs. Shirley Dobson, Chairperson, National Day of Prayer (as well as many staffes)

-- Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council

-- Tim Wildmon, American Family Association

-- Dave Butts, Chairman, National Prayer Committee

-- Joel Rosenberg (above)

-- Alice Patterson, President, Justice at the Gate

-- Allen Parker, President, The Justice Foundation -- and many more . . .

If not, please set aside tomorrow as a day of prayer, of fasting, of repentance and of seeking His Face, that our Lord might yet have mercy upon our land.
In His Amazing Grace and with Gratitude for this new move of God,

Sara Ballenger, President
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners